Ayomide Alao, a nurse who went missing in the Bariga area of Lagos State, has allegedly been found allegedly relaxing in a hotel in the Ipetumodu-Okoku area of Osun State.
Ayomide was said to have been refusing to respond to calls and messages asking to know her whereabouts.
Information gathered was that the 28-year-old nurse left the house for her workplace in Lagos on June 14, but did not return home, as calls to her phone rang out. Her family got worried and conducted a search for her, but to no avail.
Olabunmi, Ayomide’s brother was said to have reported a missing person’s case to the Bariga Police Division, after which her disappearance started being investigated.
Detectives investigating the case traced her and found her in Osun State, in a hotel.
A source revealed that Ayomide said she did not know how she got there when she was asked what she was doing there.
“She didn’t give a concrete reason as to why she left home; she just said she went out and all of a sudden found herself there without any explanation as to how she got to the hotel. She also refused to pick her calls while in the hotel,” the source said.
Gatherings by PUNCH Metro where that during the investigation, the managers of the two hotels where she had stayed during the period, revealed she was not accompanied by anybody when she visited their facilities.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said Ayomide went missing for 14 days, adding that the case had been transferred to the Area H command for further investigation.
He said, “A case of missing person was reported at the charge room on June 16, 2020, around 10.40am by one Olabunmi Alao, of No 3, Amudat Abeke Street, Ajenipa, Ladi-Lak, Bariga, Lagos State, that his sister, Ayomide Alao, 28, of same address, dark in complexion about 5ft-4inch in height, who speaks English and Yoruba language, left home on June 14, 2020, around 8.30pm and did not return home.
“All efforts to trace her by the family proved abortive. During investigation, the missing nurse was located by detectives on July 3, 2020, at the Jolade Hotel in Ipetumodu-Okoko in Osun State.
“The managers of the Anis Hotel and the Jolade Hotel, where she stayed for 14 days while at Ipetumodu-Okoko town in Osun State, were also brought in with a view to establishing their level of culpability or otherwise. The case was transferred to the Area H Command Headquarters for further investigation.”